'Economic releases on China and a few key central bank meetings across the region will capture investor attention.' On Monday, China's official's purchasing managers' index will likely provide a jolt for the market. The PMI is a leading economic indicator that gauges the strength of the nation's vast manufacturing sector. There are some signs it may show a slight dip in August, which would reinforce the view that new easing measures may be called for to backstop the economy.
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